Looking for a gift for the Hard to Buy For Loved One? Give the Gift of Clean Maine Lakes!
The holidays are a time of reflection, when we take stock of all we hold dear and count our many blessings. The time you spend on the lake with family and friends or alone listening to the loons is one of those priceless gifts.
As you know, your lake and all of Maine’s lakes face greater threats than ever – invasive aquatic species, non-point source pollution, erosion of our most fundamental environmental regulations, and climate change. The price of failing to protect these treasures will be the loss of water quality, iconic wildlife, recreational opportunities, jobs, and property values.
Since June the Maine Lakes Society (formerly Maine COLA) has been building on its 43-year legacy of advocacy, education and lake protection. This year we have created a new membership category for individual supporters called “Friend of Maine Lakes” and we are inviting you to help us meet our exciting and critically important goals through a tax-deductible contribution. We need to raise $25,000 by year end, and we are almost there! Won’t you help us meet our goal? Make a donation today, or better yet, give a gift of clean lakes to a loved one?
As a Friend of Maine Lakes you or your loved one will play an important and once-in-a-lifetime role as a Charter Member of MLS. Charter Memberships start at just $45 (15% discount off the regular membership) and current lake association members receive an additional $10 off. Donate online today at www.mainelakessociety.org.
Your membership will help us introduce more children to the exciting world beneath the waves through our award-winning Lakes Alive! program; increase the number of people “living lightly on their lake” through their participation in LakeSmart; and increase our ability to advocate for the sake of Maine’s lakes in Augusta. In addition to the satisfaction of helping to protect the lakes you love, you will receive Maine Lakes newsletters, timely legislative updates and the satisfaction of being part of the solution.
United by our common connection, we have a lot to do to secure a healthy and vibrant future for Maine’s lakes. But I am confident that with your generous support of $45 or more, we can address the threats they face and preserve these treasures for you and future generations.
Thank you for caring for Maine’s lakes and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!